"The world water problems are a due to bad governance, not to physical water scarcity."This book is inspired by this statement and explores whether it holds in a specific country, Spain, where climatic conditions - Spain is one of the most arid countries of the European Union - would fully justify saying that water problems are due to physical wate

chapter 1|20 pages


ByM.R. Llamas, L. De Stefano, M. Aldaya, E. Custodio, A. Garrido, E. López-Gunn & B. Willaarts

part |2 pages

PART 1: Political framework and institutions

chapter 2|12 pages

The concept of water and food security in Spain

ByE. López-Gunn, B. Willaarts, A. Dumont, I. Niemeyer & P. Martínez-Santos

chapter 3|10 pages

Water planning and management after the EU Water Framework Directive

ByL. De Stefano & N. Hernández-Mora

chapter 4|20 pages

Institutional reform in Spain to address water challenges

ByE. López-Gunn, E. Cabrera, E. Custodio, R. Huertas & F. Villarroya

part |2 pages

PART 2: Metrification of water uses

chapter 5|8 pages

Towards an Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

ByM. Aldaya & M.R. Llamas

chapter 7|18 pages

An overview of groundwater resources in Spain

ByL. De Stefano, L. Martínez-Cortina & D. Chico

chapter 8|10 pages

The extended water footprint of the Guadalquivir basin

ByA. Dumont, G. Salmoral & M.R. Llamas

chapter 9|8 pages

The extended water footprint of the Guadiana river basin

ByM. Aldaya & M.R. Llamas

part |2 pages

PART 3: Looking at the environment and sector uses

chapter 12|12 pages

The challenges of agricultural diffuse pollution

ByE. Custodio, A. Garrido, C. Coleto & G. Salmoral

chapter 13|12 pages

Urban and industrial water use challenges

ByE. Cabrera

chapter 14|14 pages

Challenges and opportunities related to the Spanish water-energy nexus

ByL. Hardy & A. Garrido

chapter 15|12 pages

Considerations on climate variability and change in Spain

ByA. Garrido, B. Willaarts, E. López-Gunn & D. Rey

part |2 pages

PART 4: Possible mechanisms and enabling conditions

chapter 16|12 pages

Water trading in Spain

ByA. Garrido, D. Rey & J. Calatrava

chapter 17|10 pages

Public participation and transparency in water management

ByL. De Stefano, N. Hernández-Mora, E. López-Gunn, B. Willaarts & P. Zorrilla-Miras

chapter 18|14 pages

Taming the groundwater chaos

ByE. López-Gunn, M. Rica & N. van Cauwenbergh

chapter 19|16 pages

Implications of the modernization of irrigation systems

ByE. López-Gunn, B. Mayor & A. Dumont

part |2 pages

PART 5: Case studies

chapter 20|10 pages

Tablas de Daimiel National Park and groundwater conflicts

ByE. López-Gunn, A. Dumont & F. Villarroya

chapter 21|12 pages

Intensively irrigated agriculture in the north-west of Doñana

ByJ. Rodríguez & L. De Stefano

chapter 22|10 pages

The Canary Islands

ByE. Custodio & M.C. Cabrera

chapter 291|6 pages